Puppy Chow Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield: 6 cups 1x


Puppy chow with peanut butter, chocolate, Chex, and powdered sugar is one of the most fun sweet treats ever, and it comes together quickly for a crunchy dessert, easy goody bag, or delicious after-school snack!



  • 6 cups rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  1. In a large bowl, add the Chex cereal and set aside.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips, butter, and peanut butter. Microwave on high in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval. Do this until the mixture is fully melted.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the cereal, and mix well to combine.
  4. Add the powdered sugar to a large (1 or 2 gallon size) zipper-topped bag.
  5. Add the chocolate coated cereal to the bag, seal the top, and toss to combine well.
  6. Spread the coated cereal out on a cookie sheet until the chocolate has set, about 15 minutes.


  • You can use salted or unsalted butter in this recipe — it doesn’t matter which one.
  • I didn’t have great luck using natural peanut butter for this recipe, it seemed to get grainy when heated.
  • You can use a double-boiler method to melt the chocolate instead of the microwave if you wish.
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American

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